The 10-day bilateral exercise “Shaheen Al Jazeera 2019” between Pakistan Navy’s Special Service Group and Royal Bahrain Defence Force’s Special Operation Force concluded in Karachi.According to a spokesman of Pakistan Navy, “Shaheen Al Jazeera” exercise is conducted annually between Pakistan Navy and Royal Bahrain Defence Force. The aim of the exercise is to strengthen military relationships, improve coordination and interoperability and exchange of professional expertise in SOF domains.The spokesman said personnel from both forces mutually benefitted from the exercise which included Maritime Interdiction Operations, SEAL Teams Insertion Techniques and Frogman Operations. The exercise concluded with a remarkable coordinated Visit Board Search and Seizure operations, involving Pakistan Navy Ships, Sea-king helicopters, Special Forces’ Boats and combined SOF teams.The closing event was conducted in Arabian Sea, off Karachi. It was witnessed by Commander Naval Special Force of Bahrain on board Pakistan Navy Ship who appreciated professional conduct of the exercise. Navy Commander Coast, Rear Admiral lauded the exercises. He stated that 21st century has revolutionized the world and it have become imperative to equipped with modern technology.The exercise is a reflection of strong bilateral military cooperation between Pakistan Navy and Royal Bahrain Defence Force.Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani has been appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff at Pakistan Navy, an official spokesman for Pakistan’s marine forces announced on Sunday.According to the spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, Gilani has vast experience in command staff-related matters. He has been the general attaché of Pakistan in Washington.Earlier on November 5, Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi took over the command as Commander Coast in an impressive Change of Command Ceremony held at PNS QASIM Karachi.Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani handed over the command to Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi. Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi was commissioned in the Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1986. He has a distinguished career with wide-ranging Command and Staff appointments.